Spencer Sunshine, our guest for this episode, is a researcher, journalist, activist, and political consultant regarding Far Right movements. He holds a PhD in Sociology and has been an activist for over 25 years.
Spencer and I discuss the recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a collection of various loosely affiliated white nationalist groups, along with elements of the so-called "Alt-Right," attempted to produce a cohesive platform to unite under. Spencer was on the ground in Charlottesville, and he elaborates on what took place during the Unite The Right rally, as well as it's counter-protest, which he was apart of.
Spencer puts the events in Charlottesville and its fallout in context, elaborating on the points brought up in his recent piece "Has the "Alt-Right" Met Its Gettysburg?" recently published in Truth-Out. Spencer also goes over the much maligned and misunderstood Antifa, or anti-fascist movement, and provides much needed context on what the movement really is and does as a movement.
- Read "Alt-Right" Met Its Gettysburg?" here: http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/41736-has-the-alt-right-met-its-gettysburg
- Follow up on Spencer's work: https://spencersunshine.com
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/transform6789
- The songs featured in this episode are "The Night Bell With Lighting," "I Know," and "Good Day Today" by David Lynch, from the album Crazy Clown Time.